NIN Live: 1994

September 05, 1994, St. Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Mr. Self Destruct
March of the Pigs
Gave Up
Happiness in Slavery
The Downward Spiral
Down In It
Head Like a Hole
Dead Souls

Show Memorabilia

09/05/1994 Photo 09/05/1994 ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (Unknown DAT Recording)
Taper: Unknown
Time: 86 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Ruiner, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 453.5 MB
Added to Archive: December 03rd, 2010

Source 2: Audio - AUD (Silver - "Nails In My Head")
Taper: Unknown
Time: 74 minutes - Incomplete
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: March of the Pigs, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show: .Zip File FLAC, 545.9 MB
Added to Archive: February 12th, 2014
After cross-referencing every single NIN recording from 1994, it has finally been established that this recording is NOT from 12/31/1994 Detroit and is the 09/05/1994 St. Paul date. You can listen to "March of the Pigs" and hear the same 8 screams from Trent, same pauses etc. Other songs line up from the recording as well with their small differences with guitar strums and keys. So at this point, there is no New Years Eve recording. Still need to find one. This is a different recording than source 1. Sounds better. I assume this was pressed to silver CD, much of the songs were removed on the CD to fit to 1 CD and the date faked to sell some copies.

*The source 2 recording circulated as the December 31, 1994 show at The Palace of Auburn Hills, MI. Unfortunately there is no proof. Supposedly at the show (Detroit 12/31), there was a countdown to the New Year followed by a NIN, Pop Will Eat Itself, and the Jime Rose Circus coming together on stage to sing Auld Lang Syne, Finck did a harmonica solo, then NIN began their encore set. Which obviously is not included in this recording.

Source 3: Video - AUD, Unknown Video Recording
Taper: Unknown
Time: 95 minutes
Rating: 3 out of 5
Download the Full Show: .Zip File DVD - NTSC, 3.2 GB
Added to Archive: January 29th, 2019
This is an unknown audience video recording that is an unknown generation and transfer. Recorded from the right rear of the concert hall with some good stage views and decent close ups. Audio is average as well, but there are other audio sources from the night that are way better. A very good performance from the Downward Spiral Tour and probably my favorite version of “March of the Pigs” from 1994.